Meet the LIV Medical Team

The LIV Fertility Center unequivocally and empathetically believes in a team approach to infertility treatment in Puerto Vallarta. The ability to identify and overcome the most complex infertility issues is within our deep emphasis on research and innovation and providing the most advanced fertility treatments available today.

Denoted as internationally recognized experts in the field of  in vitro fertilization (IVF), reproductive endocrinology, and infertility — our medical team at LIV is extraordinarily talented and dedicated to successful patient outcomes. Highly accomplished and devoted to embryology, andrology, and ultramodern IVF techniques, LIV fertility specialists are constantly striving to master new techniques and expand on their already impressive resume of knowledge and experience.

Meet the Medical Team


Medical Director, Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Led by LIV Medical Director and Instructor, Dr. Velez, provides comprehensive care, to both female and male fertility patients. Dr. Velez is an expert in infertility treatment, including in vitro fertilization and ICSI, and egg preservation.
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International Medical & Scientific Director

Dr. Stetson is deeply committed to providing a compassionate and respectful environment for many patients. He works with each patient individually to help them begin the treatment plan that will best and most effectively address their individual needs and circumstances.
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Emb. Karla Ruiz is now the lead embryologist at the LIV Fertility Center in Mexico. With extensive experience and proficient skills, Karla has earned a widely recognized reputation for excellence.
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Maria specializes in anesthesia and has conducted extensive research on recovery from anesthesia to apply her knowledge to the treatment of all LIV patients.

Team Approach to Fertility Treatment

The LIV Fertility Center believes in a team approach to fertility treatment. Each member of our team is devoted to helping you reach one goal — parenthood. The medical team is just one part of what makes our IVF clinic successful. Meet our Support Staff and International Patient Coordinators.

*Our Medical Director is a Member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE), the International Society on In Vitro Fertilization (IVFIS) Of Obstetrics and Gynecology Societies (FLASOG), the Mexican Federation of Gynecology, the Mexican Association of Reproductive Medicine (AMMR), the Medical College of Climaterium and Menopause of Jalisco, AC and the Gineco-Obstetricians College of the State of Jalisco, A.C.

**Our International Medical & Scientific Director is a prestigious member of the following organizations: American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM), European Society of Human Reproduction and Embrology (Eshre), British Society for Neuroendocrinology (BSN), Reproductive Biomedicine Online (RBM), Preimplantation Genetics Diagnosis International Society (PGDIS), International Society Fertility Preservation (ISFP), Global Fertility Academy (GFA), Internet Scientific Publications (ISPUB), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), American Physician Scientists Association (APSA), American Heart Association (AHA), Leading Physicians Of The World (LPW), and Red Lationamericana De Reproduccion Asistida (REDLARA).